Air Zimbabwe Receives New Jet, Maybe Mnangagwa Can Now Stop Hiring Plane From Asia
30 April 2019
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Air Zimbabwe has purchased a new plane, an Embraer ERJ-145, bringing the  number of planes owned by the company to two.

The Post Cabinet briefing on Tuesday reported that Zimbabwe has taken note of the delivery of an Embraer plane, which landed at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on Tuesday.

The acquisition of the plane is part of efforts to revive the national airline, Air Zimbabwe, Cabinet said.

Air Zimbabwe was put under construction in 2018 after it was diagnosed to be a failing parastatal.

The new plane is branded Zimbabwe Airways which is the name of a failed airline that was fronted by Simba Chikore.
Aviation expert Jerry Haas said, “The Embraer E145 will be branded to Air Zimbabwe in the coming days and registered with CAAZ.  Air Zimbabwe trained 8 pilots in South Africa for the E145 rating. It’s expected to be in service for mid to end of May.”